Changua is typical breakfast meal eaten throughout Colombia, which is quite simply an egg and milk soup. It is also considered to be an effective hangover cure by locals.
Changua is warming and hearty, having helped locals to battle the colder months for decades.
This Colombian Changua recipe is so super easy to make and so very authentically Colombian.
There are various slight variations on this Changua recipe, for example sometimes potatoes are added, sometimes pieces of cheese are added and sometimes the bread is incorporated into the soup rather than served on the side.
This recipe is a very traditional, classic version of the recipe that has been eaten throughout the South American country of Colombia for decades.
In fact, Changua has its roots dating back as far as the indigenous group, Chibcha, who inhabited Boyacá region of Colombia during the early 16th century.
- 4 cups Milk
- 3 cups Water
- 4 Eggs
- 3 Scallions
- 1/2 cup Cilantro
- 1 tbsp Fresh chive
- 4 slices Bread
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Finely chop the scallions, cilantro and fresh chive.
- Add the milk and water to a pot and bring to a boil, once boiling add your salt, pepper, chives and scallions.
- Once it is boiling, reduce the heat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Create a whirlpool in your soup and very carefully crack the eggs, making sure not to break the yolks.
- Add your cilantro and then leave to cook for 3 minutes.
- Whilst your eggs are cooking, toast your bread to be served with the soup.
- To serve, use a ladle to spoon out an egg per person and place in a soup bowl. Now fill up the bowl with the soup broth. Serve with the toasted bread.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 434mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
Alternative Changua recipe
You can also discover different ingredients and methods of cooking Changua to find the most delicious combination.
Of course, if you can experience a truly authentic Colombian Changua in the street restaurants of the famous cities then that would be the preferred way.
But if you’re not able to take the trip over to South America then let us know how you got on with the recipe in the comments below!